We Should be Voting for Happiness …. it works for the Swiss (apparently)

Don’t Panic. I haven’t gone all happy clappy. This is a relatively sensible explanation of why I’m suddenly enthusiastic about voting. And anything with a mention of Switzerland has to be earnest and sensible, despite the picture. Why the early lack of enthusiasm? This all stems from my recent trip to the Prospect Union conference in […]

“this is my first conference”… Prospect(s) is/are looking good.

  I’m freshly back from my first ever Trade Union conference. It was the Prospect Union conference to be precise, Voices Shaping Change, which involved over 500 people spending two and half days in Glasgow. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but its safe to say that I’ve walked away better informed, very impressed […]

Off Island, IdeasUK Conference 2011

This week I’ve been spending some time ‘off island’ at the IdeasUK 25th annual conference.  It has been brilliant. IdeasUK is an unusual organisation. It was set up 25 years ago as a not for profit, membership led association, for organisations interested in staff suggestion schemes. Their original focus is still hugely relevant, particularly when […]